Gutsy Win by Sherrif

Gutsy Win by Sherrif16 Nov 2018

Cambridge Stud's Group Three winner Sherrif was a dominant $1.40 favourite heading into Dargaville Racing Club’s Northland Cup (2100m) at Ruakaka on Friday, but dug dig deep for the win. The Roger James and Robert Wellwood-trained gelding was pushed every step of the way down the Ruakaka straight by runner-up El Ferando to win by a head.

“He only just got there, but it’s good to see him relax nicely,” Wellwood said. “He’s still finding his way, he’s a lightly raced horse, but it’s very good to get the result. “He had to pop out three-wide pretty early to make sure he didn’t have any bad luck. Ryan (Elliot, jockey) didn’t have to do a whole lot on him, we got the result, now onwards and upwards. “We came here to get that confidence and we just wanted to see him racing kindly over a trip, which he has done. “We can certainly look forward to planning his future now.” Wellwood was also pleased with the stable’s other runner, Fawn, running on for third.

“It was a really good run, she’s an honest mare and is in great form this season. It is good to see her up over a trip and we’re certainly looking forward to her racing over the next few months.”

Bred by Brendan and Jo, Sherrif is a 4YO gelding who is by High Chaparral and is out of the proven black-type broodmare J'Adane.

-Racing Desk